Funk Zone Arts Festival

OCTOBER 19TH, 2013




The Funk Zone Neighborhood Association and the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative are currently organizing a neighborhood-wide event celebrating arts and culture in the Funk Zone that will take place on Saturday, October 19.  The Funk Zone Arts Festival will highlight the value of the the area’s artist/artisan population, it’s architectural heritage, and unique mix of locally owned businesses. It will also be a chance to experience first-hand the neighborhood’s unique culinary and cultural offerings including food and wine specials, exclusive dining experiences, and guided tours of the area’s creative community.

The Funk Zone Arts Festival is an chance to discover some of the hidden and not-so-hidden treasures that make this neighborhood so special. If you have been intrigued by the Funk Zone, you are invited to take one of a variety of a guided tours of the funky places that have made this one of Santa Barbara’s most vibrant communities. Come wander around the Urban Wine Trail, get a bite to eat at a cafe or a pop-up restaurant, and visit one of the many galleries and art studios that will be open on the day.

Current participants include:

AMASS Gallery

The Art Crawl

The Arts Fund of Santa Barbara

30th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition – 10am-10pm – A Formal Affaire: Art-Making in Black and White

Featuring work by Rick Aber, Tony Askew, Austin Danson, Joan Rosenberg-Dent and Peggy Ferris

Cabana Home

Adam Berg: Consensual – 10am-6pm – Multidisciplinary painting, film, drawing, and video works


“Art cart” selling Funk Zone graphic t-shirts and other surprises – 11am-7pm – 22 Anacapa, in front of Municipal Winery

Projection installation – 7pm-midnight – “Fashion in the Funk Zone”

Earl Arnold Table Salt Screen Printing

1-7pm – Erica Ohm handmade photography, Shelly Robertson “petite flea,” Tal Avitzur Assemblage Robot Sculpture Night Lights, DJ William Pasley, and more

Funk Zone Studios

3-11pm – Gregory Beeman art opening with DJ Mac and Friends and performances by SB PYROGORIA Dancers

GONE Gallery

1st Annual “Beware of the Humans” Artist Invitational – 1-10pm – SB artists interpret dueling themes and extremes of war & peace. Social Commentary Through Artistic Expression.

Green House Studios

Live Music & Wine – 5-8pm – in the Green House Studios garden

Featuring new work by Donna Ayscough, Erika Carter, Ashley Dart, Virginia McCracken


Koplin / Levin Studio

Philip Koplin and Dan Levin – noon-8pm – Assemblage and Paintings

La Chambre Photographique

Closing Reception – 7-10pm – Plantae: Chalcitis lucidus by Joy Brenneman

Tintype Portraits – 10am-10pm – Appointments suggested


Lucky Penny

McConnell’s Ice Cream Truck

noon-4pm – outside of 116 E Yanonali St

Metropulos Fine Food

Fresh, delicious gyros and special house-made, refreshing sangria – 10am-4pm

MichaelKate Interiors

Singer Songwriter Showcase – Noon-5pm – All original music featuring six individual performers including Jesse Rhodes, and other special guests.
Art Reception – 5-8pm – Featuring Los Angeles visual artitsts Christina Tonges Korn, Barbara Romain, Christopher Ulrich
Panel discussion with the artists – 6:30-7pm
Guest DJs – 5-8pm


Outdoor performances, food truck, and art and craft sale, and art by Dana Walters:

Tina Schlieske and the Graceland Exiles – 4-7pm

Morganfield Burnett and Da Blues – 9-12pm

Santa Barbara Art Foundry

10am-10pm Exhibition Foundry Tours with Molten Bronze Pourings, Patina Applications and More!

1-6 Live Mural Painting by Thatcher

The Surf Museum

wall space gallery

Artist talk – 2-3:30pm – Victoria Mara Heilweil

Non-Representational, featuring work by Kim Kauffman and Victoria Mara Heilweil

Youth Interactive

Noon-6pm – Live art by SB homegrown talented young artists

Shop away at the FUNK ZONE SHOP to take some of the spirit of the Funk Zone home with you!


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